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Old 05-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #106
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Zuri good luck in your adventure without all of us. Also good luck trying to get any volume. As always I am just a little late to the party. I have 5 years of low low volume but and slightly down money. I learn how to make money and they ban us. FML
Yea i obv quit my challenge after that.
Im trying myself in NLHE for now. Played 250 18man sngs just yesterday. Since im a volume guy this seems the way to go. But they can be even more frustrating then Omaha8 ones i discovered for myself.
I basically had like 500 sng breakeven stretches so far where i got my money in with AA vs AK/99 or AK vs A3 like 97% of the time and just couldnt win one time. Had like 50 sngs in a row where i was sure that if i push my AT from the button at high blinds, either the small or Big Blind would wake up with AK and he did and busted me.

Not sure if that's standart, but caused me a lack of confidence. Anyone playing 18man NLHE turbo ones? Seems variance is waaaay higher then in Omaha8
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #107
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Yea i obv quit my challenge after that.
Im trying myself in NLHE for now. Played 250 18man sngs just yesterday. Since im a volume guy this seems the way to go. But they can be even more frustrating then Omaha8 ones i discovered for myself.
I basically had like 500 sng breakeven stretches so far where i got my money in with AA vs AK/99 or AK vs A3 like 97% of the time and just couldnt win one time. Had like 50 sngs in a row where i was sure that if i push my AT from the button at high blinds, either the small or Big Blind would wake up with AK and he did and busted me.

Not sure if that's standart, but caused me a lack of confidence. Anyone playing 18man NLHE turbo ones? Seems variance is waaaay higher then in Omaha8
I've played 18man turbos NLH $6.5 and $16 and there is a lot of regulars... variance could be sucka bitch and u can not afford a ROI higher than 8% imo
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:17 AM   #108
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i played some 18-man turbo sng today. i usually play 9-man normal so i am not sure if i played well these hands.


Omaha Hi/Lo NL Tournament
PokerStars
9 Players
Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
$1.54+$0.21

Stacks:
UTG (1,093)
UTG+1 (792)
MP1 (1,570)
MP2 (2,405)
MP3 (1,920)
Hero (CO) (1,465)
BTN (1,585)
SB (1,190)
BB (1,480)

Blinds: 15/30

Pre-Flop: (45, 9 players) Hero is CO A A 7 Q
UTG goes all-in 1,093, 1 fold, MP1 calls 1,093, 2 folds, Hero goes all-in 1,465, 3 folds, MP1 calls 372

Flop: 8 4 J (4,068, 3 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: K (4,068, 3 players, 2 all-in)

River: Q (4,068, 3 players, 2 all-in)

Final Pot: 4,068
UTG shows HI: two pair, Queens and Eights
8 Q 5 6
MP1 shows HI: a straight, Ten to Ace
10 10 8 A
Hero shows HI: a pair of Aces
A A 7 Q

MP1 wins 4,068 (net +2,603)

UTG lost 1,093
Hero lost 1,465



Omaha Hi/Lo NL Tournament
PokerStars
7 Players
Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
$1.54+$0.21

Stacks:
Hero (UTG) (1,455)
UTG+1 (1,260)
MP (1,977)
CO (1,455)
BTN (1,340)
SB (2,160)
BB (2,363)

Blinds: 25/50

Pre-Flop: (75, 7 players) Hero is UTG K A 7 A
Hero goes all-in 1,455, 3 folds, BTN goes all-in 1,340, 1 fold, BB calls 1,405

Flop: 7 9 4 (4,275, 3 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: 2 (4,275, 3 players, 2 all-in)

River: 3 (4,275, 3 players, 2 all-in)

Final Pot: 4,275
BTN shows HI: two pair, Fours and Threes
J 3 J 4
BB shows HI: a pair of Aces; LO: 6,4,3,2,A
6 10 A A
Hero shows HI: a pair of Aces; LO: 7,4,3,2,A
K A 7 A

BB wins 2,195 (net +740)

Hero collects 57 (net -1,398)
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:25 AM   #109
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i played some 18-man turbo sng today. i usually play 9-man normal so i am not sure if i played well these hands.
I would've played both hands the same way, both seem pretty standard. I feel like one of my leaks is not using the equity calculator enough, so I'll give you a mathematical reason for making the calls.

Hand 1:
VS Random Hands (Unrealistic Range):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd43.19% 168,656269,6134,421104,8909,966
****28.46% 96,345160,7237,229100,57110,995
****28.35% 95,925160,3097,100100,15911,064

Realistic Ranges (Main pot Equity):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd35.67% 137,451259,53913,99017,83712,418
20%32.02% 100,860172,30711,815110,28254,129
AWB*32.31% 97,350145,96020,215133,12756,811

Realistic Ranges (Sidepot Equity):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd56.34% 219,741387,00535,53154,32823,171
AWB*43.66% 144,174177,46435,531228,56823,171

Tight Ranges - assuming neither of them has AA (Mainpot equity):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd36.76% 146,210272,13011,61111,7208,222
AWB*30.49% 92,667150,54919,82895,40474,110
AWWT, AWWJ, AWJT, AQ2*, AQ3*, AQ4*, AKW*, AWWL32.75% 96,496154,41516,597133,90174,033

Tight Ranges - assuming neither of them has AA (sidepot equity):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd56.03% 227,536393,81123,61340,70117,018
AWWT, AWWJ, AWJT, AQ2*, AQ3*, AQ4*, AKW*, AWWL43.97% 153,646182,57623,613247,54017,018

(Worst Case Scenario):

[/table]
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AhAs7dQd23.65% 48,35465,562173,00916,5233,852
234537.25% 150,757217,6222,218169,2680
AdAc*d*c39.10% 98,072141,589175,22793,4193,852

Conclusion:
Assuming the realistic ranges, its a +EV call (you need 30% for this to be a neutral EV call). Being a $1.75 game, you'd expect your equity to be between 35-40% against their ranges, so its worth the gamble.

Hand #2:
If this was a higher buyin, limping might be the better play from UTG to attract some dead money from other players so you can come over the top with a reshove. A lot of players will iso-raise 3BB + 1 BB per limper in position with A2X hands and call off a shove with like A29J in the first level (which is awful). However, with this being a $1.75 game and at 25/50, open shoving is fine if you think there is a change you'll get called based on the history from the first 2 levels.

I think raising would be the worst play here (besides folding) since there are many flops that you hate. If this was an AA2X or AA3X, i would probably make a standard 3x open here hoping to get some action. Most of the value in the non-AA+Wheel hands are their HU equity against other AWheelXX hands (a big part of your opponent's reshove/calling range), which is why you want to get it in pre if possible. The fact that you 2 callers is unfortunate, but you are probably a favourite in a pot for 3x your stack so its not terrible.

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Old 05-16-2011, 08:55 AM   #110
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thx for the analysis. it reinforced me i played well.
i made some calculations too realated to these hands and i found the same as you did: it is always +ev (especially at the 1.75 18-man turbos) to put all my chips preflop to the pot with aces (+low possibility) even at the early levels and even against two opponents.
the numbers and the odds are on my side but sometimes i feel like aces can never hold on PS...

i have some more qestions:

how do you guys play the AAxx hands on the early levels when xx are 2 high cards?

how do you play the same hand when you made the second table and its a 5-6-7 handed game?

is there a situation on the early levels when you fold AAxx hand when xx have weak low possibility (like 7J or 8Q )?

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #111
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thx for the analysis. it reinforced me i played well.
i made some calculations too realated to these hands and i found the same as you did: it is always +ev (especially at the 1.75 18-man turbos) to put all my chips preflop to the pot with aces (+low possibility) even at the early levels and even against two opponents.
the numbers and the odds are on my side but sometimes i feel like aces can never hold on PS...

i have some more qestions:

how do you guys play the AAxx hands on the early levels when xx are 2 high cards?

how do you play the same hand when you made the second table and its a 5-6-7 handed game?

is there a situation on the early levels when you fold AAxx hand when xx have weak low possibility (like 7J or 8Q )?
From my experiences in the $1.75, $3.40 and $6.50, you get called soooo light in the early rounds that its worth the risk of running your AA (with no low) into AAX + Low. Especially at the 1.75 level, players will go nuts with KK or QQ (regardless of a low or not). Against all non-AA hands, you are never behind so I would never fold and probably open shove this hand preflop where I'd be okay taking down the blinds.

One thing I think you need to consider with these turbos is that blinds go up fast and you can't be open folding Aces hoping to get into better spots later in the game. The nature of O8 is that equities play pretty close preflop, so if you expect to get called by A2JX when you shove a A23K later in the tournament (100/200+ levels), you are only a 55/45 fav too (see below).

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
A23K56.27% 188,067298,65554,230101,303199,422
A2J*43.73% 131,029247,11554,23017,229199,422

I know you very familiar with the 1.40 KO non-turbo games where there is way less gamble, but in these I think you just have to stick it in early as a 60/40 fav hoping you scoop. If you get scooped, close the table and open up another, don't be discouraged that you run bad. I'd rather double up early than later when your stack has dwindled down to 1k or something and you'd only be up to 2100 with a double up.

Some more math for you:

AA + no low VS opponent's perceived ranges (fairly realistic range):

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AdAcBM58.89% 268,248399,17323,54448,3955,735
AA**, A2**, As3sW*, KK**, QQWW, AWWB, AsKsW*, AsQsWW41.11% 158,791177,28323,544202,6685,735

AA + no low (one big + one medium = no possible 2nd pair) VS AA with random low:

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AABM42.01% 85,855124,419349,48026,52719,710
AAL*57.99% 112,646126,101349,480241,32819,710

AA + low (non-wheel) VS AA wheel:

ProPokerTools Omaha Hi/Lo Simulation
600,000 trials (Randomized)
Hand Pot equity Scoops Wins HiTies HiWins Lo Ties Lo
AAL*48.09% 77,091121,909358,40193,66350,163
AAW*51.91% 84,511119,690358,401148,34450,163

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Old 05-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #112
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tx for answering and for the math lesson again.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:37 AM   #113
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finally back to grinding some Omaha8.

And look at this: 520pts in my first set. Looks like i should put in some volume to reach 100 this week

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #114
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Are the 18s still reg city?
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Are the 18s still reg city?
maybe 20% of the players are regs in the $3.50s? And it goes up a bit in the $7s and $15s but nothing like 50% from what I've experienced.
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maybe 20% of the players are regs in the $3.50s? And it goes up a bit in the $7s and $15s but nothing like 50% from what I've experienced.
I haven't played much post BF, but pre BF I'd say it wasn't unusual to see around 10 decent regs playing a bunch of $15s. That's on top of the bad regs.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #117
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I haven't played much post BF, but pre BF I'd say it wasn't unusual to see around 10 decent regs playing a bunch of $15s. That's on top of the bad regs.
I've identified like 5 solid regs from the limited $15s I've played and you usually won't see them playing at the same time. But then again, its hard to determine who the regs are when they rarely fill up (on average, 3-4 games per hour during peak, 5-6 on a weekend).
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:19 AM   #118
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im running like xxxx in the 3,50$ this week but really lucky in the 7$
guess i will make 100 this week in each division.

ps:good thing im a bad semireg.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:09 AM   #119
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there are still some crazy ass players at the $15s at stars !!
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #120
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there are still some crazy ass players at the $15s at stars !!
crazy ass as in good or bad players? I could interpret that statement in both ways, lol.
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